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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run
Date & Time
Sunday, April 7, 2024
10:30 am
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The 2024 Run For Hope is the 10th annual race that benefits Home Sweet Home Ministries. The races include a 10K, 5K and Kids Fun Run on the west end of Constitution Trail.  These distances and routes offer runners a unique opportunity to race in the beautiful open country of West Bloomington and McLean County.

Bib pick-up is available at Fleet Feet Bloomington during regular store hours on Friday 4/5 and Saturday 4/6 or from 9:30 am – 10:30 am before the race on Sunday.  All participants are encouraged to pick up their bib prior to the race to help us avoid a crowd and line on race day.

The race start location is the Ace World Wide Warehouse (formerly the Home Sweet Home Ministries Warehouse) at 1700 West Washington Street in Bloomington.

Race Day Schedule of Events

9:30 am – 10:30 am Race day bib pick up
10:00 am Kids Run Start
10:30 am 10K & 5K Race Start
11:30 am (approximate) 5K Award Ceremony
12:00 pm (approximate) 10K Award Ceremony



Awards for overall male and female winners, overall masters male and female (age 40+) and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place men and women in the following age groups in the 10K and 5K:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over

On race day results will stream live online at  After the race on Monday all awards will be available to pick up at Fleet Feet.

Race fees

Earlybird Registration through 3/13  $40
Earlybird Run Club Member through 3/13  $38
Registration 3/14 – 4/7  $45
Lake Run Club Member 3/14 – 4/7  $43
Fleet Feet Spring Training Program Participant  $35

Earlybird Registration through 3/13 $30
Earlybird Run Club Member through 3/13 $28
Registration 3/14 – 4/7 $35
Lake Run Club Member 3/14 – 4/7  $33
Fleet Feet Spring Training Program Participant   $25

Kids One Mile Fun Run – For Children 12 & Under
Registration through 4/7   $10 (does not include t-shirt)
Kids T-Shirt  $10 (deadline to order a shirt is 3/23)

**You can save $5 off your early bird race registration fee and select the “no shirt” option – you will NOT receive a race t-shirt

Additional Information

  • Both the 10K and the 5K are USATF certified race courses.
  • The 5K is a walker friendly event. We ask that 10K participants complete the race in a 15 minute per mile pace.
  • Kids Fun Run is one mile, noncompetitive and for children 12 and under only. All finishers will receive a medal. T-shirts may be purchased for an additional $10.
  • For the safety of all participants no strollers or dogs will be permitted on the course.
  • T-shirt sizes are guaranteed to all participants registered by March 23.
  • Race will be chip timed by It’s Race Time – runners will have a chip start and chip finish time.
  • Parking is available at the Ace World Wide warehouse and overflow parking is available at Mid Central Community Action.  Please DO NOT park on Euclid, West Grove or West Olive.
  • The Race Director may delay or cancel the event if the conditions on race day are unsafe. In the event of a weather cancellation no refunds of the entry fee or any other costs in connection with the event will be given. All proceeds (rain or shine) are donated to Home Sweet Home Ministries.

Race questions? Contact Julie Howell at 309-808-3220 or email

Interested in being a race sponsor?  Click here to see sponsorship opportunities.